A Band for Every Student:
RECORDER ENSEMBLE I & II Mandy Milne, Director
Recorder Ensemble I is for students 9-10 years old. This class provides an introduction to basic music theory, ensemble playing, and general music education. It’s a great way for young students to get their “feet wet” playing alongside other students of similar age. Plus the recorder is a very affordable first instrument! Students enjoy their first performances in the Winter and Spring concerts.
Recorder Ensemble II is for students who’ve completed at least one year of Recorder Ensemble I. Students will focus on developing their proficiency on the recorder so that they will easily transfer to a woodwind, brass or percussion band instrument when they’re ready.
BEGINNER BAND Mandy Milne, Director
No experience necessary! Students as young as 11 years of age are enthusiastically instructed from square one, helping them develop their fledgling music abilities playing their very own woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. Private lessons are helpful, but not necessary.
CADET BAND Mandy Milne, Director
With a years’ worth of experience under their belts, Cadet Band students are ready to step it up with more challenging music. They continue to gain performance experience playing in both the Winter and Spring concerts.
CONCERT BAND Bruce Smith, Director
Designed for the more advanced student musician, Concert Band students learn ensemble pieces that expand their musicianship. Concert Band members are joined by several adult musicians who are excellent models for the students. Seasonal and outreach concerts mark the highlight of the year.
JAZZ BAND Bruce Smith, Director
This band really swings! Advanced musicians play pieces with more complicated jazz rhythm. Many students play in both Jazz and Concert Bands.